Shutdown anyone's power with one button

Cat Panic shared this bug 3 years ago
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Using a cargo crate button either salvaged from a real crate or printed from a blueprint it is possible to shut down any grids power, and any other grid connected by means of pistons, rotors, merge blocks, connectors or whatever else there is to link grids.

This shutdown at the very least impacts batteries and reactors and stops them outputting or receiving power regardless of mode.

This impacts any other grids docked to the target grid too so one docked ship can turn off power to an entire carrier and all other associated docked ships too.


The most important part: The shutdown effect does not seem to care who owns the button or the reactors and will bypass faction and ownership restrictions meaning you can shutdown /anything/ you can connect one of these buttons to by any means.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc4RjET5PvQ

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This just happened the other night on our server. One person went to disconnect there ship and somehow hit a key that not only disconnected them, but shut down the entire base. All the connectors went dead (dropping my drone almost on me!), the turbines when to zero output, lights went off, doors were all stuck. We finally built a control station for the base and the guild leader was somehow able to turn it on again. It still cost me a couple of my builds that were previously connected but I forgot to check. When they ran out of on-board batteries, the were caught by the sweeper. I am not even sure what button did it (I thin P on the keyboard for undocking landing gear and connectors.)

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That probably wasn't this bug. that was likely someone hitting the y key by mistake.

Though the effect can be similar.

If you are hit by this bug turn all reactors, batteries, engines and solar panels off and then on again.

that clears it.

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Hello, Engineer!


We have reproduced and reported your issue and our programmers will look at it. Thank you for your patience.


Kind Regards

Keen Software House: QA Department

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Yay!!!

If would be nice if the effect was limited to same local grid and not spread to subgrids, or to blocks owned by nobody.

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some cleverly evil engineer thought about taking the unknown signal drop buttons around for shenanigans... wish I had thought of that.

Splitsie found that the remote control on the new raiding drones are special as well- they follow player without an antenna or prog block.

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